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AFL: Fox Sports’ Julian De Stoop provides a latest news on a repairs concerns from Hawthorn’s NAB Challenge detriment to Richmond as good as Melbourne Demons immature gun Angus Brayshaw’s knee injury.

old Coast Sun David Swallow has suffered another repairs setback. Picture: Jerad Williams

DAVID Swallow is staid to skip a initial half of a season, after medicine suggested bone bruising in his knee.

Swallow opted to bear teenager arthroscopic medicine after experiencing annoy in his knee final week.

The procession — radically a purify out — is common among football players, quite in a off season.

However, a medicine suggested larger repairs to a 23-year-old’s knee than primarily thought.

Gold Coast manager Rodney Eade pronounced a mid-season lapse was now inevitable.

“He has got a bit of bone bruising so we will behind off his using for a subsequent 4 to 5 weeks and afterwards see how it goes,” Eade told a Gold Coast Bulletin.

“Then he has got to do a preseason so 6 weeks smallest after that.

“I couldn’t see him personification until tighten to midyear though it competence be anywhere from Round 8 onwards and it could be (Round) 10, 12, we don’t know. It is in a path of a gods.”

The bruising is a latest reversal for a 23-year-old, who usually played 6 games in 2015 since of back-to-back posterior cruciate vinculum injuries.

Swallow — who had been on lane to lapse in Round 1 — is pronounced to be devastated.

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